Good Morning, today is Saturday, June 11.

🌊 Congrats to Rogers High School Class of 2022 on their graduation last night!

🌊 On Friday afternoon, the City of Newport was advising residents that certain online services and functions will be temporarily unavailable while IT personnel work to resolve an ongoing disruption impacting the City’s internal servers.

🌊 On the market for a home in Newport County? Check out these 20 open houses that are happening this weekend.

🌊 Catch up on all that happened at the Rhode Island General Assembly this week with these highlights.

🌊 For the first time in more than eight years, Rhode Island is getting a new medical cannabis compassion center – Sweetspot Dispensary in South Kingstown.

🌊 Kevin Beachem, head brewer at Taproot Brewing Company at Newport Vineyards was an expert for this story on UPROXX – Craft Beer Experts Reveal Their Favorite Lagers On Earth

🌊 Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport will hold a hiring event for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and information technology (IT) careers on Wednesday, June 29.

🌊 Water Watch: Gooseberry Beach is still on Rhode Island Department of Health’s (RIDOH) closure list due to high bacteria levels. It is currently the only beach closed in the state due to high bacteria.

RIDOH also advises avoiding Almy Pond in Newport due to blue-green algae.

Partly treated sewage is running into the Blackstone River in Woonsocket, avoid the area around the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.

🌊 Here’s what the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority has on tap for construction, delays, and closures over the next week.



What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today – Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
  • Tonight – A slight chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 8 kt in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 61°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:10 am | Sunset: 8:19 pm | 15 hours & 8 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 5:28 am & 6:01 pm | Low tide at 11:01 am.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 10.8 days, 84% lighting.


Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – GRW Trio from 1 pm to 4 pm, Live music from 9 pm to 12 am
  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Buskers:  Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica:  Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino’s Jazz Quartet from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Downton Abbey 2: A New Era at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, CBD at 4:30 pm, and Jake Kulak Band at 8 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Chelley Knights at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The Travelin’ Wanna B’s at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The Teleydnes from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Chopville at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East:  Live music at 4:30 pm, Never In Vegas at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Riptide: Blockhead at 9:30 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Black Lights from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy:  Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef:  Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm, Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • No meetings are scheduled.


The Latest from WUN

Concert Recap and Photos: Kyshona opens the season at Norman Bird Sanctuary

Curry scores 43 to beat Boston, Warriors tie NBA Finals 2-2

Regenerative Medical Clinic, Dumpster Business, Chopmist Charlie’s, and other businesses currently for sale in Rhode Island

US Open heads to Boston amid revolutionary battle in golf

Martinez, Dalbec homers power Red Sox past Mariners 4-3

Gulls walk off against Blue Sox, 5-4

City of Newport offices experiencing network outage

Road Report: RIDOT, RITBA schedule of lane closures, road construction projects (June 11– 18)

Partly treated sewage is still running into Blackstone River

Sweetspot Dispensary to open in South Kingstown


Local Obituaries

Obituary: Maria Rosario (Lima) Medeiros

Obituary: Lawrence A. Harrop

Obituary: Deborah Sweat


Further Reading

WPRI – RI to consider deal for Pawtucket soccer stadium

Financial Times – A summer in Newport, the last bastion of America’s gilded age

URI Today – URI economist: R.I. continues expansion in April

ecoRI – DEM’s Latest – and Cutest – Turtle Tracker is a Dog

EastBayRI – Tiverton planner resigns, citing conflicts planning board


We’ll See You Out There

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.